The Issue:
Over time, lots of us accumulate more than one email address, and whilst they might provide a degree of distance between the various parts of our lives, for example, having one for work and one for home, there is the issue of having to log into several different places to collect our emails. Whilst that’s no problem if you have just a couple of logins to do each day, once you have 3 or 4 - it becomes increasingly likely that messages will get missed because an account is not accessed on a regular basis.

The Solution:
if you have a Gmail account you can simplify the process of collecting and sending email from multiple accounts very easily.
The Gmail system allows you to import emails directly into your inbox from other email accounts -  and also offers the ability to reply directly to up to five accounts as if you were sending via the original addresses.

The Advantages:
Having all your email accounts in one place save time and effort - it reduces the need to remember multiple passwords and helps to avoid the problem of missing messages.

How to do it - The basics:

  1. Sign in to the Gmail account you want to import to.
  2. In the top right, click Settings Settingsand thenSettings.
  3. Click the Accounts and Import or Accounts tab.
  4. In the “Check mail from other accounts” section, click Add a mail account.
  5. Type the email address of the other account, then click Next Step.
  6. Type your password.
  7. Recommended: Check the boxes next to the options below:
    • “Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail”
    • “Label incoming messages”
    • Leave the other boxes unchecked.
  8. Click Add Account.

As you can see setting it all up for receiving emails is very simple - you can get full details from the Google Support Page

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Steve Elliott

Owner | Proprietor at ThriftySites
Getting to know about you and your business is an integral part of any successful project – and you’re part of that process. No two firms are the same and frankly, the person who knows best about your business is you. That’s why we work in partnership with clients. We want you to be successful online and we need you to tell your friends and business contacts how great the experience has been for you. Because that’s how we get 90% of new clients, by word of mouth and referral.

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